Reference management software enables you to:
Some packages also have further features:
Reference management software packges (also known as reference / citation managers) are web-based. Some packages also have a desktop version that allows more functionality.
Reference management software is most useful for users who are undertaking:
UCL Library Services has a wealth of expertise in using reference management software, and provides extensive support through training sessions and short troubleshooting sessions.
Reference management software packages supported at UCL are:
There are other freely available and paid options, including:
Reference management software encourages you to be consistent with your referencing, applying the same style to all reference types (books, journal articles, websites, etc.), and applying the same rules of referencing, as defined by the particular style (Harvard, Vancouver, etc).